Top 5 Anime in Historical Settings

Tuesday's Top 5

I'm going to be honest, this list was harder than I first thought and that is because I made the decision early on to not include anime from fantasy historical settings. They had to be real places (or close enough). Now, that doesn't mean my choices are based on historical accuracy, because they definitely aren't, … Continue reading Top 5 Anime in Historical Settings

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Friendly Talks With Arthifis – Meiji Tokyo Renka Episodes 1 – 4

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Arthifis and I are joining forces once again this season to bring you coverage of two anime. We'll catch up after four episodes and share our thoughts. Here on 100 Word Anime we'll be discussing Meiji Tokyo Renka and over on The Shelter we will be getting into The Rising of the Shield Hero. Hopefully you will join us on our journey and share your thoughts on both of these shows as the season unfolds.

Alert! Time Travelling Heroine Surrounded By Pretty Boys!

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From first glance this one appears to be a fairly standard girl goes to other world/historical setting and every pretty boy in sight falls in love with her. Maybe it will distinguish itself in time but episode one sure didn't.

Give In To Your Hate – Embrace The Darkness

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Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 11 Review: The Empress has lost it, Ning's lost it, Zhao's losing it, and Yin isn't fairing much better. Yeah, I think this one is heading for a complete tragedy because I can't imagine any of these characters getting a happily ever after at this point.

Great Heights and Great Falls: It All Comes With Ambition

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Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episodes 8 - 10 Review: Zhao may have bitten off more than he can chew by hiding Ying in his mansion. Trying to have his cake and eat it to creates an opening for those less fond of the empress's pet to bring him down with some fairly torturous consequences. Meanwhile the rebels prepare for battle.

Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Series Review: The Ugly Side of War

When I first started Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion, I wasn't really expecting much. Still there's definitely something about those first episodes that grab your attention and even though the show has its flaws, I'm still pretty happy with the watch through.

Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 12: Expected Ending and Little Impact

Oh no, he's dead. We're all going to die. Get revenge. Argh!

Kind of close to how this final episode of Angolmois ends up going but I guess I'll give it a proper episode review before thinking about wrapping up this series.

Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 11: If Warriors Die To Learn Who They Are, These Guys Are Getting A Great Education This Week

The only real question was how many would die when the castle would fall and somehow they managed to make the answer much bigger than anticipated because despite each exile saying they were just going to kill a few Mongols and then leave, the majority of them hung around long enough to face their death, as did the vast majority of the islanders.

Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 10: Things Are Going About As Well As You Would Expect

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Battle of the Mountain Castle is an episode where the title explains exactly what you are going to get. And as Angolmois moves back into fighting with a clear battle objective and clear sides, some of the strengths of the series come into play making for a fairly enjoyable episode.

Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 9: Battle at the Castle

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Battle of the Mountain Castle is an episode where the title explains exactly what you are going to get. And as Angolmois moves back into fighting with a clear battle objective and clear sides, some of the strengths of the series come into play making for a fairly enjoyable episode.